Baron’s Weekend Stock Picks: Freshpet Caught in the Crosshairs of Activist Hedge Funds, GM Struggles to Rally and Snowflake – Freshpet (NASDAQ: FRPT), 8×8 (NASDAQ: EGHT)

Benzinga reviews the top stories covered by Barron’s this weekend. Here are the articles investors need to read.
In “Freshpet activist may bring less change than expected“Carlton English writes Jana Partners’ elusive battle with food and treat maker FreshPet Inc. FRPT The activist hedge fund — and the company’s largest shareholder — will most likely be less likely to attempt to reshape Freshpet’s board.
,GM chief financial officer Paul Jacobson boosted sharesEd Lynn discusses Jacobson’s faith in General Motors Company. GM Even though the auto maker failed to maintain the rally after a strong fourth quarter earnings.

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In “RingCentral and 8×8 stocks are skyrocketing. An activist reveals the high stakes,” Eric J. Savitz explores the recent impact of Hong Kong-based activist investment firm Sylebra Capital on shares of cloud-based communications companies RingCentral Inc. ring and 8×8 eght,
In “Shari Redstone’s National Entertainment gets new investment as Paramount stock surges,” Connor Smith explains how the $125 million investment in Paramount came to be paragraph The controlling shareholders would support “Paramount Global’s leadership” of National Entertainment.
,Snowflake stock gets another downgrade amid growth concernsCloud company Snowflake’s challenges are highlighted by Savitz Ice Faces — including competition from Microsoft msft And software company Databricks — then lowered guidance for the January 2024 fiscal year for the third consecutive quarter.

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